Does sin weigh you down? It does me when I sin. As long as we’re in our earthly bodies, we’re going to sin. But, and this is big – because Jesus died for our sins, we’re declared righteous and we’re also called to be righteous. We are to die to sin as 1 Peter 2:24 explains. “…He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness; for by His wounds you were healed.” Jesus bore our sin in His body “so that…“. Jesus suffered so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness.
One thing God convicted me of as I meditated on this verse is that if it was so important for Jesus that sin be removed from my life, then I should want sin out of my life. I should despise it and turn from it.
If you’ve read my book, Pray with Purpose, Live with Passion, or have been to my P.R.A.Y. with Passion Conference, you recall how we can mindfully P.R.A.Y. (praise, repent, ask, yield) in response to 1 Peter 2:24.
Lord Jesus, I praise you, Savior, for bearing my sin in your body on the cross so that I might die to sin and live to righteousness. Forgive me for not looking at sin as you do – as offensive. Quicken me to yield to You rather than to sin when I’m tempted.
Help me complete God’s mission for me to take the P.R.A.Y. with Passion Conference to women in every mainland state. He has fulfilled this either by me traveling to individual states or regional conferences involving several states. MAINE & OREGON are the last remaining states. If you have a church friend contact in one of those states, be a part of what God is doing. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s chat.